Sustainability Map is a platform that allows to review and compare requirements and audit procedures of voluntary sustainability standards (Fairtrade, Organic etc.) as well as for producers to gain visibility and get connected to potential buyers and clients.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Forestry, Tourism

Type of initiative
Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
03/01/2011

Shared by

Regina Taimasova

Market Analyst

International Trade Centre

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Objectives

- bring more transparency on volunatry sustainability standards;
- help users (producers, consumers, policy makers, standard setters, academia) navigate a complex field of voluntary sustainability standards;
- help producers understand requirements and audit procedures of standards;
- help sustainable producers become more visible and get connected to potential buyers.

Activities

- database of more than 240 volunatry sustainability standards and codes
- producers capacity building

Impact and Results

- producers are more aware of volunatry sustainability standards and markets that require them;
- producers become more sustainable by applying sustainability standards;
- producers get bigger market access thanks to compliance with sustainability standards.

Next steps and how to get involved

Go to www.sustainabilitymap.org, register for free and start using the tool.